A recent controlled study of 101 people with asthma underscores the potential benefit of aerobic fitness training in reducing the symptom burden and improving the overall quality of life.
For many people, summertime means increased physical activity and outdoor recreation. Unfortunately, that also means increased risk of injury, especially for patients prone to over-doing it. Nutritional strategies aimed at strengthening connective tissue can go a long way in preventing musculoskeletal injuries, and neural injection therapy, homeopathy, and decompression traction can speed healing when injuries do occur.
Doctors should be concerned about potential interactions between pharmaceuticals and supplements. But for many commonly cited interactions, the evidence is flimsy making it difficult to distinguish the real concerns from the noise. Fortunately there’s Creighton University's Center for Drug Information and Evidence Based Practice, and its exhaustive frequently updated reference guides.
A wealth of studies in recent years have underscored the health threats posed by vitamin D deficiency. But considerable debate has raged over which form of the vitamin is the best for supplementation. Many clinicians believe that vitamin D3, derived from fish and other animal sources, is more potent than D2, the "vegetarian" form. But new data suggest that may not be true.
Obesity and associated chronic diseases cost this country roughly $147 billion a year in direct medical expenses. It’s not a problem that will be legislated away by health care reform plans that perpetuate status quo medical approaches. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) therapy, when combined with a careful diet plan, regular exercise and other hormone-based treatments, can make a huge difference in helping people lose weight, and could help trim the nation’s health care budget as well.
Roughly 1 in 7 American couples have difficulty conceiving, and each year they spend between $2-3 billion on fertility drugs, assisted reproduction, and other medical services. In many cases, drug based interventions can be avoided through greater attention to the couple’s nutritional status and stress level, both of which profoundly affect fertility.
The same low-fat, vegetable and fruit-rich diet that prevents heart disease also reduces the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The good news is that diet appears to have the greatest preventive impact in people at the highest genetic risk for Alzheimer's.
Three simple questions can tell a lot about someone's nutritional status and diet consciousness. How many daily servings of fruit and vegetables do you eat? Do you drink milk everyday? Do you take a daily multivitamin?